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Facebook ruling could open floodgates for state-law claims against internet companies

A Third Circuit decision allowing a US news anchor to sue Facebook for the unauthorised use of her image could lead to a wave of state-law claims against internet companies and online platforms, legal experts warn.

28 September 2021

Why your TTAB judgment may fall flat in court

Parties must be aware of the vital differences between TTAB administrative proceedings and federal court civil litigation highlighted by a recent Third Circuit decision.

28 September 2021

USPTO sanctions another attorney for signing off trademark applications from China without proper checks

The OED has published a new order regarding a US licensed attorney who admitted to performing ‘inadequate’ reviews of trademark filings as part of a business relationship with a foreign firm.

21 September 2021

All eyes on SCOTUS: dispelling confusion on initial interest confusion

A longstanding circuit split could be resolved if the US Supreme Court accepts certiorari in a case that hinges on the initial interest confusion doctrine.

16 September 2021

Inconsistency, fraud, laundering – research decries challenges for cannabis companies at the USPTO

A new study has investigated the so-called ‘trademark laundering trap’ that cannabis companies face if they seek brand protection at the USPTO.

15 September 2021

“A quantum leap forward for Fiji brand protection” – praise for first new Trademarks Act in 90 years

The Pacific nation of Fiji has a new Trademarks Act that is set to replace its nearly century-old trademarks act and “has the potential to be amongst the best in the world for a country of its size”.

06 September 2021

WTR Industry Award winners; Trademark Terminal crackdown; Starbucks trademark strategy; and much more

Everything we covered on WTR over the past seven days – and all you need to know from the world of trademarks to set yourself up for the start of another busy week.

29 August 2021

Celebrating 15 years of the WTR Industry Awards; USPTO criticised for anti-fraud efforts; Gazprom Neft interview exclusive; and much more

Everything we covered on WTR over the past seven days – and all you need to know from the world of trademarks to set yourself up for the start of another busy week.

22 August 2021

Asia-Pacific trends and top filers: 2020

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WTR’s annual Asia-Pacific deep dive is here, revealing 2020’s top corporate and law firm filers, major trends and everything in between.

19 August 2021

USPTO criticised in scathing report from US Department of Commerce; expert warns of ‘troubling Sinophobia’

The US Department of Commerce has published a scathing report into the USPTO trademark registration process, claiming that it is “not effective” in preventing fraudulent or inaccurate registrations.

16 August 2021

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